It started with Abigail (A Big Gale) and was quickly followed by a succession of other more powerful storms. Storms Frank, Gertrude and Henry left many on the Mainland without power and shut roads and railway lines. In fact the West Coast Railway Line remains closed in Scotland due to the storm damage wrought upon […]Read more "Summer in Winter"
To guarantee sunny weather try inviting a relative who wants to experience wild, wintry weather on Tiree. Their ferry crossing was on an almost flat calm sea with bright blue skies. Unlike a few days ago there was no swell to prevent berthing. (Mouse-over for captions – Double-click for larger pictures) After lunch we headed for […]Read more "The Maze – Amazing!"
A well-known hymn set to the tune Bunessan proclaims ‘Morning has broken, like the first morning.’ Ah! What a great start to the day! Sunrise! Sunshine! (Mouse-over for titles, double-click for larger pictures) A popular UK coffee chains advertises, ‘When your morning has broken, we’ll help fix it.’ Well. There was nothing broken about morning here […]Read more "Morning Has Broken"
As the Algerian barber said in Peckham London, “East – West – Home’s best.” It sure felt like that as we touched down at Tiree Airport to be warmly greeted by caring friends. The day began for us at 5:00am. Our first train of the day was at 6:04am from Peckham Rye Station. Our second train […]Read more "Moon Landing"
An hour away from Tiree by plane and yet Glasgow feels like a different world altogether. The two airports stand in sharp contrast. Both have safety and security requirements, but there most of the similarity ends. You leave a world where the airport staff are known to you and enter the anonymous world of Glasgow […]Read more "Rising Above It All"
Howling Henry brought a halt to all transport to and from Tiree on Monday 1st of February. As a consequence of the continuing stormy conditions there will no ferry on Tuesday either. CalMac have advised that they will once again provide a special sailing on the Wednesday, departing Oban at 6:00am. Our hope is that […]Read more "Howling Henry"